CAMBRIA — The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies’ Trojan College Access Fund recently received a $5,000 check from Waste Management. The intent of this fund is to provide scholarships to students committed to furthering their education beyond high school, thus enhancing their future. The $5,000 donation was made possible through Waste Management’s participation in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
“Waste Management of Pennsylvania is dedicated to environmental protection, education, and supporting the communities where we operate,” said John Hambrose, WM Community Relations. “Since the EITC program became law, Waste Management has made grants worth over $34,000 that have improved the educational opportunities of thousands of public school students and helped thousands of other children and young adults attend private schools.”
“The Community Foundation is proud to be able to partner with the Commonwealth to administer EITC funds in our region,” said Mike Kane, Community Foundation President. In 2015, EITC businesses like Waste Management contributed a total of more than $21,500 to local schools.”
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(In the photo are Angie Berzonski, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies; John Zahorchak, Greater Johnstown School District, and Terri Fischer and Rob Euen, Waste Management.)